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  • Stopping To Focus  PRO

    Contributed by Michael Gibney on Aug 8, 2002
    based on 35 ratings
     | 7,590 views

    STOPPING TO FOCUS Have you ever wondered why a pigeon walks so funny? According to an interesting article in the Detroit Free Press, a pigeon walks the way it does so it can see where it’s going. Because it can’t adjust its focus as it moves, the pigeon actually has to bring its head to a complete ...read more

  • Grant's Focus

    Contributed by Mark Schaeufele on Apr 7, 2011
     | 4,420 views

    GRANT'S FOCUS One of the great personalities to come out of the American Civil War was Ulysses S. Grant. One of his strong qualities was his ability to focus. One story is told about him doing some paper work in his tent, and a document he needed was on the other side of tent. So he waddled across ...read more

  • Focus On Christ

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Aug 24, 2011
     | 4,094 views

    FOCUS ON CHRIST The healthiest people do not think about their health; the weak induce disease by morbid introspection. If you begin to count your heartbeats, you will disturb the rhythmic action of the heart. If you continually imagine a pain anywhere, you will produce it. And there are some ...read more

  • The Focus Of The Prayer Of ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 8, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,970 views

    THE FOCUS OF THE PRAYER OF JABEZ In the year 2000, Bruce Wilkinson of Walk Through the Bible Ministries turned the obscure character in 1 Chronicles 4:9-10 into an international phenomenon with his little book, The Prayer of Jabez. Not only did it become a runaway hit and a longtime New York Times ...read more

  • Outward Focus

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Apr 11, 2009
     | 3,795 views

    OUTWARD FOCUS Bishop Leslie Newbigin, labeled as one of the leading influences on the theology of mission (Wilbert R. Shenk) in the 20th century, was once quoted as saying, "The key ...read more

  • Focus On Christ

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 5, 2010
    based on 1 rating
     | 6,101 views

    FOCUS ON CHRIST This bit of strange news was released by the Associated Press this past week: RIVERTON, Wyo. -- Officials say a magnifying glass set on a stand in a sunny room started a small blaze in a Wyoming home. UPS worker Buddy Armstrong was delivering a package to 84-year-old Thomas ...read more

  • Stopping To Focus

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 27, 2022
     | 1,698 views

    Have you ever wondered why a pigeon walks so funny? According to an interesting article in the Detroit Free Press, a pigeon walks the way it does so it can’t see where it’s going. Because it can’t adjust its focus as it moves, the pigeon actually has to bring its head to a complete stop between ...read more

  • The Importance Of Focus

    Contributed by Mark Tonkery on Feb 3, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,762 views

    THE IMPORTANCE OF FOCUS When the Alaskan Pipeline was being built, there were many Texans who went to Alaska and found work on the pipeline. The Texans could only work a few hours in the frigid weather, yet the Eskimos, the native Alaskans, could work indefinitely in the cold. They decided to ...read more

  • Automatic Focus  PRO

    Contributed by Nigel Heath on Mar 21, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,702 views

    AUTOMATIC FOCUS Liz has a digital camera that focuses automatically on the object she want to photograph. But one day it went faulty, and the automatic focus mechanism began to drift every time, leaving everything in a blur. Our Christian lives can be like this. GOD DIRECTS US TO FOCUS ON THE ...read more

  • Focus On The Family Compiled The Following ...  PRO

    Contributed by James Wilson on Nov 22, 2000
    based on 176 ratings
     | 4,920 views

    Focus on the Family compiled the following conclusions of the effectiveness of 25 years of addressing the search of intimacy with "safe sex" ideology. (From Fresh Illustrations) Ten percent of all 15 to 19 year-old females become pregnant each year. ("Kids Having Kids," A Robin Hood Foundation ...read more

  • In A Recent Issue Of Focus On The Family ...  PRO

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 18, 2000
    based on 14 ratings
     | 2,693 views

    In a recent issue of Focus On The Family Magazine, Dianne Matthews remembered when she was a young girl in 1st grade the little girl behind her had brought a beautiful tiny Christmas gift to school and placed it on her desk. It was wrapped in white glossy paper and tied up with a sliver of red ...read more

  • Make God Your Focus

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Jan 17, 2012
     | 3,967 views

    MAKE GOD YOUR FOCUS There is a little Anglican Church on the edge of Chichester. UK. I went there with a school to speak & lead their Harvest Festival Service. As you entered the foyer there was a table, and on the table was a plate containing a Latin inscription. (Many Anglican Church buildings ...read more

  • Focus On God's Purposes, Not Yours  PRO

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Feb 6, 2013
    based on 2 ratings
     | 4,164 views

    FOCUS ON GOD'S PURPOSES, NOT YOURS Blackaby states in Experiencing God, "You never find God asking persons to dream up what they want to do for Him" (28, workbook) He adds, "To live a God–centered life, you must focus your life on God’s purposes, not your own plans. You must seek to see from ...read more

  • A Change Of Words, A Change Of Focus  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 23, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 7,061 views

    A CHANGE OF WORDS, A CHANGE OF FOCUS Here is a story that I believe show how our journey is made better simply by a change in words. A blind boy sat on the steps of a building with a hat by his feet. He held up a sign, which said: "I am blind, please help." There were only a few coins in the hat. ...read more

  • But We Must Focus On The ...

    Contributed by Brian Harvison on May 28, 2008
     | 2,836 views

    But we must focus on the good Reminds me of a story about a newlywed farmer and his wife Mother-in-law visit demanding an inspection Genuinely tried to be friendly Hoping for non-antagonistic relationship To no avail, nagged at every opportunity Demanding changes, offering unwanted advice and ...read more

  • Writing In A Recent Issue Of Focus On The Family ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 10, 2001
    based on 108 ratings
     | 2,705 views

    Writing in a recent issue of Focus on the Family magazine author Stu Weber illustrates the need for a Christian "buddy" to help us survive the tough times. In 1967 a grizzled old noncom at Fort Benning, Ga. taught [the soul-buttressing impact of "mutual mentoring"] ... to a formation of ...read more

  • Dr. James Dobson, The Founder Of Focus On The ...

    Contributed by Ethan Sayler on Aug 4, 2002
     | 1,431 views

    Dr. James Dobson, the founder of Focus on the Family, once shared that his father, a pastor of a 15 member church in Sulfur, TX, was known as the man with no leather on the toes of his shoes. The reason he had no leather on the toes of his shoes was that he spent three or four hours a day ...read more

  • Focus On The Family Reports That Current Arbitron ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 2, 2006
     | 1,256 views

    Focus On The Family reports that current Arbitron ratings indicate that the audience of all its radio and TV broadcasts combined is roughly 25.6 million people in the U.S. each week. This may make it the most listened to and watched organization in the country. When including its ...read more

  • According To A Focus On The Family Study Of More ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jun 17, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,065 views

    According to a Focus on the Family study of more than 500 family counselors, the following are the top traits of successful families: *Communicating and listening *Affirming and supporting family members *Respecting one another *Developing a sense of trust *Sharing time and responsibility ...read more

  • God - Should Be Focus Rabbi Harold Kushner ...

    Contributed by George Mansfield on Apr 8, 2007
     | 1,408 views

    GOD - SHOULD BE FOCUS Rabbi Harold Kushner recently observed the way in which human achievement has shifted our focus away from God and toward ourselves. He recalled the words of Samuel Morse when he invented the telegraph in l844: "What has God wrought?" And he contrasted that with Neil ...read more